Tumaini Children's Ministries
We send warm Christian greetings to you. Everyone is doing fine, and we thank God who has enabled us to go this far despite various challenges. All the children are doing well and in school for the final term of the year. During the August holiday, some of the children went home to be with their families/guardians while others remained at the home with us. The seniors started their final exams in October and will finish November 10. The eighth graders will take their exams in November. Please join us as we commit them to the Lord in prayer.
We are pleased to report that John Mwangi Gitahi from the class of 2009 enrolled in Kimathi University College in early September through a scholarship from Faith Presbyterian Church in Emmaus, PA. He is studying Actuarial Science. We sincerely thank members of this church for giving John the opportunity to pursue his dream. It is our hope that a few more scholarships will be given so that all those who qualify to study at the university can do so. Also, we were blessed by some Tumaini alumni who visited the children in August. They had good advice for our current home residents. It is the intention of the alumni to mentor their fellow brothers and sisters and to give back to the ministry.
We had a visit in July from two of our partner churches: Meadows Presbyterian in Charlottesville, VA and Eastminster Presbyterian in Marietta, GA. The Nyeri Partners’ meeting was also held in July. We thank Ebralie Mwizerwa of The Outreach Foundation who edited and circulated the final copy of the minutes from this meeting. In August, we hosted the United Sikhs group, who were on a familiarization visit with our ministry and enjoyed being with the children.
At Sugarbaker Memorial Clinic, a generator has been installed as a standby in case of power failure. On September 17, a free medical clinic was conducted in one of the congregations of the parish, and 250 patients were treated. A fundraiser was conducted by the parish for the construction of the much-needed Vocational Training Center.
We continue to face high prices of essential commodities because our country has experienced prolonged drought since last year, and the inflation has also been quite high. These and many other reasons are hindrances to our effort to raise local contributions. Now that the rains have started, we hope the harvest will be better.
We thank each one of you for your continued support and prayers. We pray that God will continue to bless you.
Yours in the Lord’s service,